New Request for Proposals Announced in $100M "Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research" Program

The PAWR Project Office is releasing its second Request for Proposals as part of a nationwide program to create city-scale testbed sites for advancing next-generation wireless research

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project Office (PPO), led by US Ignite, Inc. and Northeastern University, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a consortium of 28 companies and industry associations, has released a second Request for Proposals (RFP) to design, deploy, and operate a set of platforms for advancing next-generation wireless research across the United States.

Adding to the two wireless testbeds announced earlier this year, the PPO will select up to two new proposals pursuant to this latest RFP, towards the goal of establishing four advanced research platforms supported by $100 million in cash and in-kind investments from both the public and private sectors.

Over time, the PAWR program aims not only to launch these platforms as individual testbed sites, but to connect them virtually as a nationwide, shared innovation lab for wireless research.

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